Japanese Hemlock, Northern Japanese Hemlock
|Among the most graceful of the coniferous, narrow-leafed, evergreen trees growing in North America, these mostly gigantic, pyramidal trees have unusually graceful foliage. Branches are horizontal or drooping. Leaves are needlelike, flattened, and narrowed at the base. Small brown cones, 1 to 1½ inches long, hang down from the branches. Best in acid soil, good rainfall, and high summer humidity. Protect from hot sun and wind. Shallow-rooted and therefore easily transplanted with a ball of soil around the roots. Can be sheared to excellent hedges. Among the finest evergreen trees for park, lawn, or specimen plantings, as well as windbreaks.
Good for the eastern United States, this dense rounded Hemlock has an almost clilpped look. Its orange shoots hold deep green leaves, banded with white below.
Attributes - Tsuga diversifolia
Plant Type: Tree
Height: 30 ft. to 90 ft.
Width: 40 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Notes: Susceptible to Rust, Scales, Spider Mites.
Tsuga canadensis, Tsuga canadensis 'Angustifolia', Tsuga canadensis 'Beaujean', Tsuga canadensis 'Brandley', Tsuga canadensis 'Globosa Erecta', Tsuga canadensis 'Pendula', Tsuga caroliniana, Tsuga heterophylla, Tsuga mertensiana